Cochran biobased paving research team receives national honor

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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson and Randy L. Hagenson Professor Eric Cochran is part of a team that has been honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) at its Spring Meeting.

Cochran, along with Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor R. Christopher Williams of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, with their industrial partner Donald Sjogren of Seneca Petroleum Company, have received the 2021 Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science & Engineering. It  honors their research efforts into biobased thermoplastic polymers for paving processes. They were officially recognized at the organization’s mid-April meeting and also provided a lecture on their research, titled “Putting soy-based thermoplastics to work in the construction industry.”

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